Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor

Stop feeding deer To the Journal editor: This afternoon on my way home from work, I saw another dead deer, hit by a vehicle on Wright Street in Marquette. This is the eighth one this winter; it was another young one just like several of the others. This winter we’ve had to slam on our ...

Letters to the editor

Project was neighbor helping neighbor To the Journal editor: The ninth annual Project Feed a Neighbor was conducted throughout the Ishpeming and Negaunee communities during April. Over 9,000 pounds of nonperishable food items were collected and donated to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent ...

Tax cut or more debt?

To the Journal editor: A recent email from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, highlighted topics for which he took credit: passage of the tax cut and his voting for the balanced budget amendment. He contradicts himself, as his vote for the tax cut will increase the national debt by over ...

Believe demographics

To the Journal editor: Demography is the study of humanity’s passage through the evolvements relating to the physic- at attire of Earth’s natural elements. A demographic study invades the response by individuals to the world’s regard for gender, ethnicity, racially oriented mores, and ...

Shifts, conditions at UPHS-M cited

To the Journal editor: I am a registered nurse on the cardiac unit at U.P. Health System Marquette. I am writing in response to the editorial in The Mining Journal on April 29. Your editorial notes that complaints filed with Health and Human Services back in August were investigated and ...

Condos opposed

To the Journal editor: Your editorial omitted one important detail that caused many of us Marquette residents to protest the City’s approval of Lakeshore Park Place. If my memory serves correctly, LPP’s original plan (as approved by the city) included a 12-story high rise. Many of us ...

Against condos

To the Journal editor: When I crossed paths with Doug Morton, former head of Pathways, the other day, he mentioned that he hadn’t seen any letters to the editor from me lately. He said he’d liked the ones I’d written in the past. It’s true. I was a frequent contributor to the ...

Much work still needed at UPHS-M

To the Journal editor: People who work in professions who have the very lives of people in their hands should not be required to work 16- and 12-hour shifts. I remember reading in the paper last Nov. 15 regarding a state audit of the Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital. Auditor General ...

All you need is love

To the Journal editor: “Hate Hurts But Love Heals” was the quotation of a Holocaust survivor in an article in The Mining Journal on April 11. That is a quotation that should be the slogan of everyone on Earth. Just think of a world without hatred — a world full of love. There would be ...

Time to forget CR 595

To the Journal editor: The recent big snow in mid-April got me thinking again about Marquette County Road 595. First, let me thank all the men and women in our cities, towns and county for the long, hard hours, dedication and super job of plowing and moving snow. Now back to CR 595. How ...

Measure deserves vote

To the Journal editor: (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suicide is the second leading cause of death in Michigan for ages 15-34 and the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14. Suicide rates among minors increased 57 percent in Michigan from 2004-2013. Among ...

Snyder performance badly lacking

To the Journal editor: Northern (Michigan University) acknowledges that the main criticism of (Gov. Rick) Snyder as commencement speaker has to do with the Flint water crisis. It has not denied that thousands of Flint children may suffer cognitive deficits the rest of their lives because of ...

Our world needs more love, less hate

To the Journal editor: “Hate Hurts But Love Heals” was the quotation of a Holocaust survivor in an article in The Mining Journal on April 11. That is a quotation that should be the slogan of everyone on Earth. Just think of a world without hatred — a world full of love. There would be ...

Recreation Passport fee misappropriated

To the Journal editor: I read with interest the front page article, in The Mining Journal on March 28, about the Lions Field Recreation Area. They were fixing it up with a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Passport fee. On April 9, The Mining Journal told of a ...

Presidential concerns voiced by writer

To the Journal editor: Our president has not threatened to put a red line in the sand, he doesn’t, tell our enemies when we leaving, and I bet he hasn’t sent one strongly word message to them. Plus, he probably does not go to Starbucks! I’m concerned. Stephen Olsen Negaunee

Geek Squad heroes

To the Journal editor: While vacationing this past month, some pseudo computer expert said I should change my password and my Apple I.D. Ready for this? Yours truly listened to this yum yum. So when I get home, seems like everything was screwed up. The more I dabbled, the closer I came to ...

More info needed

To the Journal editor: I support both UP Health System and the nurses. How can anyone not support the nurses? It appears to me on both sides are attempting to win community support to strengthen their bargaining positions. These are the issues that I’d like to know about: 1. Pay ...

Literacy shared

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan, thank you to everyone who joined us for the recent fundraiser, Literacy Lives, at the Barrel + Beam in Marquette Township. The board and planning group were so pleased to share with you the literacy-related projects ...

Letters to the Editor

‘Annie’ brought house down To the Journal editor: For anyone who missed the Negaunee High School musical production recently, that’s too bad. You missed one of the finest performances by an outstanding group of highly talented young people. Competition requires that someone be a ...

New funds needed for national parks

To the Journal editor: Every year, Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. On April 21-29, our country celebrates National Park Week, and ...